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Old 11-26-2013, 10:29 PM
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Should I tarp my open trailer

I bought a basic 5x10 open trailer over the summer w/ wood floor. Do you recommend tarping it over the winter. Temperatures here are between 10-30 f during the winter with snow. Any other storage tips for the trailer. Thanks.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:36 PM
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I bought a basic 5x10 open trailer over the summer w/ wood floor. Do you recommend tarping it over the winter. Temperatures here are between 10-30 f during the winter with snow. Any other storage tips for the trailer. Thanks.
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Put the break away battery on a trickle charger. Make sure the plug doesn't get moisture in it. The wood decking should be PT, if not then it should be sealed....no need to tarp.

That's about it.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:06 AM
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I also have a trailer with wooden bed. I elevate the hitch high, so the rear of the trailer is nearly on the ground. The steeper angle will help with runoff. Yes, snow will build, but when it melts, the water runs off quickly. Likewise, during rains, the water will not sit on the boards.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:00 PM
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are you leaving the tires on pavement or on dirt?
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:45 PM
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The above replies are all good. My first year with a trailer I covered everything in the trailer. The last 8 years I have not. I would suggest cleaning everything good so it does not hold the water and ice. I don't think water, ice or snow hurts it much. If salt were in the mixture, that's another story. I have replaced all boards on the trailer once. It sits on gravel. My big equipment sits out in Ohio 365 days a year. My Z-turn is 10 years old with very few problems. On warm days through the winter over 50 degrees, I may go start it up. Maybe once or twice at the beginning of the year the battery may be low and need a charge. My hand held items are always under cover summer and winter.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:12 PM
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When I first got my new trailer back in 2008 I put Thompson water seal on the wood. It has been 5 years and the wood still looks relatively new and I have never covered it.
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